Big Sean’s ‘Dark Sky’ Music Video Mirrors His Stormy Ascent to Rap Stardom

A couple of hours before releasing his new album, Dark Sky Paradise (available here), Big Sean shared the video for “Dark Sky (Skyscrapers).” The song is Sean’s “Started From the Bottom,” just potentially truer. The video, simple in concept and frenetic in execution, parallels the rapper’s stormy lyrics that detail a hardscrabble ascent from Detroit nobody to successful, globetrotting don. Spoiler alert: It’s one long elevator ride metaphor.

Big Sean’s ‘Dark Sky’ Mirrors His Stormy Ascent